“Oh, no, we’re not going to have any casualties.”

Robertson, an ardent Bush supporter, told CNN in an interview Tuesday night that he urged the president to prepare the American people for the prospect of casualties before launching the war in March 2003. Robertson said Bush told him, ” ‘Oh, no, we’re not going to have any casualties.’ “ More than 1,100 American troops […]

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Bush Receives Endorsement From Iran

Historically, Democrats have harmed Iran more than Republicans, said Hasan Rowhani, head of the Supreme National Security Council, Iran’s top security decision-making body. “We haven’t seen anything good from Democrats,” Rowhani told state-run television in remarks that, for the first time in recent decades, saw Iran openly supporting one U.S. presidential candidate over another. Though […]

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Lawmakers request CIA’s 9/11 report

Congressional officials said mounting frustration with the agency prompted the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.), and the ranking Democrat, Jane Harman of California, to send a letter to the CIA two weeks ago directing the agency to deliver the report. The existence of the letter was first reported by the […]

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Stewart’s re-mastered narrative

When you come down to it, Jon Stewart’s segment on Crossfire was actually sort of lame. He told the hosts that they’re playing into the hands of the politicians and corporations, but he didn’t tell them how. He called them hacks but didn’t explain in what sense. He said they were degrading democracy but not […]

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“make content that is worth pointing to”

Sure, you want your readers to read your stuff, and you want your site to be well visited. But if that’s your main goal, you’re missing the – er – point. Editors should not be worried about whether their content can “bring people to our site” – that’s simply not a realistic approach anymore. The […]

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Sinclair blinks: Advertiser pullouts, boycotts, shareholder action and one hell of a blogger buzz contribute

The new at Sinclair Advertiser Boycott and at Media Matters looks promising. Instead of showing the original, uncut, anti-Kerry Bush advertisement, they still plan on showing portions of it in a new “documentary”. You can’t blame me for being skeptical. And it looks like Josh Marshall is too.

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I’m a Proud member of the reality-based community. Are you?

If so, according to the Bush team, you’re in the minority, and you don’t count. … Mark McKinnon, a longtime senior media adviser to Bush, who now runs his own consulting firm and helps the president. He started by challenging me. ”You think he’s an idiot, don’t you?” I said, no, I didn’t. ”No, you […]

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